Graphenes Bonding Forces in Graphite
F. Rozpłocha, J. Patyka and J. Stankowskib
aInstitute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Grudziądzka 5/7, 87-100 Toruń, Poland
bInstitute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Smoluchowskiego 17, 60-179 Poznań, Poland
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Received: 4 09 2007;
Graphenes bonding forces in graphite are widely known as an example of the van der Waals forces. Well-known experimental facts relative to graphite negate this. A comparison of physical properties of graphite and molecular crystals and metals is shown. A model of dominant weak metallic bonding forces between graphenes is proposed. Brief theoretical background to the model is given.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.112.557
PACS numbers: 73.20.-r, 81.05.Uw